The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films
The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks at the extensive, illustrious life of fairy tales and cinema, but he also reminds us that, decades before Walt Disney made his mark on the genre, fairy tales were central to the birth of cinema as a medium, as they offered cheap, copyright-free material that could easily engage audiences not only though their familiarity but also through their dazzling special effects.
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I found this a valuable resource when writing about fairy tale adaptations; Zipes' depth and breadth of knowledge is impressive, and his compilation of fairy tale films from early cinema up to the ... Read full review